Researcher

Dr Sanja Lujic

Fields of Research (FoR)

Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health and Health Services

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Biography

I am a Lecturer in Biostatistics at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health. Prior to joining UNSW, I worked as a Lecturer in Biostatistics at the Western Sydney University.

I am an experienced biostatistician with 15 years of experience in the analysis of routinely collected administrative datasets, with specific interest in complex and linked health data. My interest in health data linkage begun in 2006, and since then I have been...view more

I am a Lecturer in Biostatistics at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health. Prior to joining UNSW, I worked as a Lecturer in Biostatistics at the Western Sydney University.

I am an experienced biostatistician with 15 years of experience in the analysis of routinely collected administrative datasets, with specific interest in complex and linked health data. My interest in health data linkage begun in 2006, and since then I have been involved in numerous projects involving large-scale linked datasets spanning health, community care and cohort studies.

My research interests include health services research, population ageing, multimorbidity, data linkage methods and the use of routinely linked administrative datasets in statistical modelling. I am currently among the chief investigators on a RCT of nasal balloon auto-inflation for otitis media with effusion in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. I have worked on numerous commissioned government projects, as am currently teaching and convening courses in the postgraduate programs of Health Data Science at UNSW.


My Grants

Chief investigator role

  • Abbott, P., Reath, J., Gunasekera, H., Leach , A., Kong, K., Askew, D., Girosi, F., Hu, W., Usherwood, T., Lujic, S. A multi-centre randomised controlled trial to compare nasal balloon autoinflation versus no nasal balloon autoinflation for otitis media with effusion in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children (the INFLATE trial) (NHMRC #1120317)  – $2,534,580 (current)
  • Jorm L, Leyland A, Churches T, Haines M, Eades S, Lujic S. Exploring the contribution of individual-, area- and service-level factors to Indigenous health outcomes (NHMRC #573113) – $469,000 

Associate investigator role

  • Randomised controlled trial of watchful waiting versus antimicrobial treatment for acute otitis media without perforation in low risk Aboriginal children” (NHMRC #1046266) - $1,640,326 (current)
  • Are ‘potentially preventable hospitalisations’ a valid measure of the quality and affordability of primary and community care in Australia? (NHMRC #1036858) - $387,140

My Qualifications

PhD (UNSW), MBiostat (USyd), MStats (UNSW), BSc (Hons I) (UNSW)


My Teaching

I currently convene and teach HDAT9400: Management and Curation of Health Data and HDAT9200: Statistical Foundations - core courses in the Master of Science (Health Data Science) degree. I also teach into HDAT9100 and HDAT9700 courses.

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Location

Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) Building
Street address:
Level 2, AGSM building (G27)


Postal:
Gate 11, Botany St
Randwick NSW 2031

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Contact

+61 9065 7875